Surrounded by Farms
— Herbert Hoover National Historic Site —
Besides farming Isaac helped his brother, Benjamin, run an Indian Industrial School in West Branch. Herbert played, hunted, and fished with some other students who worked on the farm. Fishing became Hoover's favorite pasttime as an adult.
With the efficient instruction on the use of bows and arrows from a real live American Indian boy...we did bring down a pigeon or a [prairie] chicken. Herbert Hoover
The barn and house are the only remaining structures that were here when Hoover was a boy.
Erected by National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tall Grasses and Open Skies (here, next to this marker); Hoover Gravesite (within shouting distance of this marker); A World of Opportunity (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hoover Home (approx. ¼ mile away); To Herbert Hoover (approx. ¼ mile away); Helping War Victims (approx. ¼ mile away); Friends Meetinghouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Learning their A, B, Cs (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Branch.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 22, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. 2. submitted on December 23, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. 3. submitted on December 22, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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